20 Best Things To Do In Hampshire Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Hampshire

Discover all the amazing things to do in Hampshire below and share countless memorable family days together! 

 

From meeting Peppa Pig at Paultons Family Theme Park, to coming face to face with hundreds of endangered and rare animals at Marwell Zoo (we just can’t get enough of the stunning snow leopards!) - you and your little adventurers will have plenty to keep you entertained all year round. 

Looking for something unique to do in Hampshire with the kids? How about a day out that combines an archaeological site dating back to the Stone Age and a working animal farm? That’s the one and only Butser Ancient Farm - definitely worth a visit. 

If history and seafaring adventures are what rocks your boat, you’ll enjoy a day out at The Mary Rose, a one-of-a-kind museum with immersive exhibitions, audio-visual displays and get that - a skeleton dog called Hatch. Who said educational days out can’t be fun? 

If you fancy yet another Hampshire museum that will appeal to the kids, we suggest Beaulieu. A combination of a beautiful palace house and gardens, plus a motor museum filled with automotive wonders, it’s a fun place to be for all the family. 

Check out when the Hampshire school holidays are and get inspired to explore Hampshire together!

Find your perfect day out

Sloth at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire

Marwell Zoo

  • Winchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Head over to Marwell Zoo, home to hundreds of endangered and exotic species, plus it's set across 140 acres, so there will be plenty of opportunities...

Family doing experiment at Winchester Science Centre

Winchester Science Centre

  • Winchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Welcome to the Winchester Science Centre: one huge activity area exploring the principles of life, the universe and everything! What really sets it a...

Kids on The Winchester Treasure Trail

The Winchester Treasure Trail

  • Winchester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Pop on your pirate hat and get that hook out of storage - the Winchester Treasure Trail needs salty sea dogs on the hunt for buried loot, and you’re...

Outside view of Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral

  • Winchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Winchester Cathedral boasts a fascinating history, glimpses of which can be discovered as you explore the building. You'll find animals and beasts ca...

Outside view of Winchester Castle and Great Hall

Winchester Castle and Great Hall

  • Winchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Winchester Castle and Great Hall gives you and the kids a chance to visit one of the finest remaining medieval halls, which contains a replica of Kin...

Winchester Discovery Centre

Winchester Discovery Centre

  • Winchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Winchester Discovery Centre is a Library, Theatre, Café, Gallery and Social Space. It offers many things, including family friendly live performances...

Beaulieu

Beaulieu

  • Brockenhurst
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Make like royalty deep in the heart of the New Forest;  Beaulieu is an award-winning day out packed with motors and a magnificent Palace House. Get s...

Toddler soft play area at The Adventure Barn in Winchester

The Adventure Barn

  • Winchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Adventure Barn offers a huge 3 level multi-colour adventure play frame which features all the classic fun features and padded equipment one expec...

Visitors on Hensting Alpaca Walking Experience in Eastleigh

Hensting Alpaca Walking Experience

  • Eastleigh
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Hensting Alpaca Walking Experience is a great way to have a fun-filled day with an Alpaca! The media is buzzing with a worrisome new trend, spurred o...

Some people racing at TeamSport Indoor Karting in Gosport

TeamSport Indoor Karting Gosport

  • Gosport
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

If you’re looking for a thrill, then TeamSport Indoor Karting Gosport packs an almighty punch that will have you and your kids racing to come back, e...

Boys on a Spy Mission Treasure Trail

Alresford Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • New Alresford
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

While spying is a serious business, it doesn't mean you can’t enjoy a little sightseeing along the way! That’s why the  Alresford Spy Mission Treasur...

A family looks on at a steam train at Mid Hants Railway

Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • New Alresford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Pick up your golden ticket and experience the golden age of steam travel at Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line. Get up close with the locomotives at t...

Peppa Pig and The Queen at the boat ride at Paultons Family Theme Park in Hampshire

Paultons Family Theme Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • The New Forest
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

She’s pink, plucky and a staple of every household with kids under 5. Guessed who yet? Peppa Pig of course! Come and meet her and the rest of the gan...

Rock Up Whitley

Rock Up Whitley

  • Whiteley
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Rock Up Whiteley is a thrilling indoor climbing adventure which is guaranteed to get the whole family scaling the heights. With 26 epic ascents and o...

Family at TeamSport Indoor Karting Southampton

TeamSport Indoor Karting Southampton

  • Eastleigh
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Care to find out why TeamSport Indoor Karting Southampton is nicknamed ‘Supersonic Southampton'? We think it is something to do with the insanely fas...

Two kids looking at a treasure trail

The Southampton Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

World-famous historian, Mags Carta, has a map and the promise of precious bounty; all she needs now is you!  Will you join her on The Southampton Tre...

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Vue Eastleigh

  • Eastleigh
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Want to go to Hollywood? Well let it come to you! Jump into movie magic at Vue Eastleigh, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciting action...

Boy holding bowling bowl at Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl Eastleigh

  • Eastleigh
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Indoor family entertainment doesn't get much better than classic tenpin bowling! Have a go at Hollywood Bowl Eastleigh. Both you and your kids will h...

Partyman World Eastleigh

Partyman World Eastleigh

  • Eastleigh
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

If you fancy celebrating a special birthday or, really, any day of the week, Partyman World Eastleigh is the place for you with a ball pond, balloon...

Trampolines at Flip out in Southampton

Flip Out Southampton

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

As the team at Flip Out, Southampton say, whether you’re a “bouncing beginner”, or a “full-time flipper”, they have something fun in store! This indo...

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